I don't think the MLS2STL hopes are dead.
As Rick Hummel noted in his live chat on Monday, it makes sense to have Grichuk bat lower in the order at this time. Let's see how he handles it and slowly work him higher up the order if he remains consistent.
This season would be impressive if the Cardinals and Cubs series remains as tight all year as the first two games of the season. I'm eager to see how Lance Lynn and Michael Wacha hold up this season.
Keep in mind that MLS is a business. They want to have teams in the best market. If the SC STL folks can make it work here, I bet you they're still one of the favorites to earn an expansion team.
You make great points. Trust me, most Cardinals fans rejoiced when Yadier Molina was re-signed.
I realize you love lacrosse, but I don't think a pro lacrosse team will move the proverbial sports needle here.
I'm not worried. I've covered baseball way too long to be worried about any hitter after only two games. As they say, that's a small sample size.
As Carlos Martinez showed on Sunday, he has taken Oscar Taveras and Yordano Ventura's deaths as learning experiences. They were wakeup calls for him, so to speak. Fernandez was a beloved figure in Miami, where his fellow Cuban exiles loved him. That will not change. I believe most fans assumed there was more to the story.
Actually, that is not what the St. Louis Business Journal wrote. Jim Kavanaugh said the group is likely to disband. He left wiggle room, which might be enough for cooler heads to prevail once it's all said and done.
I made my feelings on Edwin Encarnacion quite clear when he signed with the Indians, but keep in mind that the Cardinals are committed to having Carpenter at first.
The play was actually confirmed, so the folks in New York thought it was correct. It was such a close play I wouldn't have been surprised if it was called safe. I bet you that they wouldn't have had enough evidence to overturn it if Wong had been called safe, but he was called out. It was definitely close.
I haven't heard him say that. I did hear him say that it was likely. If they want MLS here, they can make it happen without the $60 million. How serious are they? Their feelings are hurt right now, and that is totally understandable, but I think they can make it happen once cooler heads prevail.
Kelly can still use seasoning. Don't worry about Yadi blocking him.
First of all, I must say that I respect everybody's opinions. Some people I respect tremendously disagree with my stance, including two wonderful colleagues Jeff Gordon and Benjamin Hochman, so I don't worry about what folks outside the paper say. I can only give you my opinion based on my experience and research. To pass Prop 2 you can to pass Prop 1, and prop 1 was a tax increase. Moreover, every fiscal conservative will tell you that businesses usually pay for their tax increases by making cuts or raising prices. Thus, a regressive tax that hurts poor people more than it does wealthier people. Moreover, the people who cannot flee to the suburbs are the most vulnerable if the city's credit rating is hurt, as the comptroller predicts. We are all professionals. If I'm going to give my opinion, I have to accept that I will be criticized. It took me longer than it should have, but I have learned to not take criticism personally. I respect all the radio and TV folks here, and I should never take it personally if they have a problem with my opinion. They're entitled to their opinion, and I respect them for it. That's what makes this country so wonderful.
This might be the biggest joke of the chat so far. There is no way in heck they're lowering prices. Supply and demand theory should tell you that as long as there is such high demand they will keep raising tickets each other. Keep in mind that the Cardinals are the best sports ticket in town.
I don't think that would happen, but I would probably be against it.
I assume there is one. All smart business owners have them.
Yes, absolutely. I stand by that prediction.
Come on, man, be nice. Matheny is not nearly as bad of a manager as some fans think.